Wednesday 8 May 2013

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 102

The Last Harvest
8.5.2013, Mumbai

An exhibition of rare paintings by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore curated by Prof Siva Kumar was inaugurated at the National Gallery of Modern Arts, Fort a few weeks ago.

Walking down the passage admiring his paintings it is difficult to make up one’s mind what to admire Tagore most for? He is the country’s grand old man of letters; we have grown up on his poetry and songs and now his unforgettable imageries.

It is said that Tagore took to painting at a very late age and continued till he died and because he was not a trained artiste, he simply followed his heart. It is said that he loved painting more than writing and that is also because he did not take himself seriously as a painter and the exercise was more therapeutic for Tagore.

Tagore taught us that it is never too late to pursue art as long as there is passion.

Bhawana Somaaya/

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